USI’s Hufnagel, Greiwe earn OVC weekly honors


EVANSVILLE, Ind.—University of Southern Indiana senior Noah Hufnagel (Santa Claus, Indiana) and junior Lauren Greiwe (West Harrison, Indiana) have respectively been named the Ohio Valley Conference Male and Female co-Cross Country Runners of the Week in an announcement by the league office Tuesday.
Hufnagel finished third out of 146 competitors to lead USI Men’s Cross Country to a sixth-place finish at the Appalachian State Covered Bridge Open Friday in Boone, North Carolina. He finished the eight-kilometer course in 25 minutes, 12.7 seconds, a little more than 20 seconds off the winning pace set by Florida State University’s Furghal Curtain.
Notable teams in the 13-team field included Appalachian State, Florida State, University of Louisville and fellow OVC foe Tennessee Tech University.
Greiwe finished 18th out of 138 competitors to lead USI Women’s Cross Country to a seventh-place finish at the Covered Bridge Open. She finished the 5k in a personal-best 18 minutes, 15.2 seconds.
Hufnagel and Greiwe become the first USI runners in program history to earn OVC Runner of the Week honors and the second and third student-athletes in school history to earn an OVC weekly award.
A kinesiology major at USI, Hufnagel was twice named Great Lakes Valley Conference Runner of the Week in 2021. Greiwe, health administration major, was the GLVC Track Athlete of the Week last spring.
Last Friday’s run at the Covered Bridge Open was the first meet the Screaming Eagles competed in a member of NCAA Division I and the Ohio Valley Conference.